‘Inspiring Minds, Building Futures’
In Support for Learning, our curriculum is designed to:
Inspire minds by…
Build futures by…
At Chiltern Academy we adopt a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs and interests of all pupils and promotes high levels of progress, attainment, increased cultural capital and enhanced personal development leading to successful progression to the next stages of learning.
Meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs are the responsibility of all teachers and teaching staff and their needs are usually met through an adapted curriculum. The SENCO will support staff to meet these needs. We operate a graduated response to supporting all pupils including those with additional learning needs, the initial response being through Quality First Teaching. Further detail is included in our SEND Policy.
We implement a personalised curriculum to bridge the gaps in knowledge and skills and tailor it to the individual needs of our learners.
Key features of our SEND curriculum include targeted support sessions to meet pupils’ individual needs. Some of the targeted support sessions we run are;
- Language development
- Handwriting sessions
- One to one reading sessions
- Touch typing skills
- Lego therapy
- Music therapy
- Art therapy
- Mindfulness colouring
- Numeracy sessions
- Emotional support
- Speech & language support
- Life skills sessions
Alongside the rigorous support sessions, the following ae also implemented to enrich the SEND provision at Chiltern Academy;
- Tailored Schemes of work for English and Maths
- Bespoke curricula for targeted groups
- Scaffolding and deliberate development of fundamental skills
- An emphasis on life skills and support with transition between phases and preparation for adulthood
- Phonics curriculum (Luton Literacy Improvement Programme).
- Enrichment activities and visits
We are proud of the support that we provide to our learners and are committed to facilitating rapid progress in learning whatever the starting point.